Beginning today, the Minden Press-Herald is welcoming a new columnist to its award-winning Opinion Page.
Froma Harrop will replace long time Press-Herald columnist Oliver North, who is retiring his column this month.
"We enjoyed running Oliver North's column for the better part of eight years," Press-Herald Publisher Josh Beavers said. "We are looking forward to Froma's insights and a fresh voice on our Opinion Page."
Harrop has been called an independent voice on politics, economics and culture. Though often pigeonholed as "left of center," she is widely known for her unconventional approach and libertarian streak. Issue-oriented, Harrop tends to follow the ball rather than the team. The conservative Heartland Institute has called her a "favorite lefty."
Harrop's column appears in nearly 200 newspapers, including The Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Detroit News and Newsday. Media Matters for America ranks Harrop 20th among the top 100 syndicated columnists for total reader reach and 14th based on her subscribers' average circulation. She has also written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and Institutional Investor.
Harrop's column will appear every Monday in the Press-Herald.